Sons of the American Revolution, Ohio Society Activities

Ohio’s Orator wins First Prize in the 2020 Joseph S. Rumbaugh Historical Oration Competition

The night of Sunday 12 July, would have been the 2020 Joseph S. Rumbaugh Historical Oration Finalist Competition in Richmond, VA.

We have compiled a video to represent that competition and its results. This video will be posted to the Rumbaugh Oration page on the NSSAR website to represent this year’s contest. You may experience the finals and view it now by following this link:


1st Place Winner from Ohio

Abraham In-Chul Paik

receiving a $ 6,000.00 scholarship prize and medallion

ORATIONIt’s Great to See this National Award Come Back Home to Ohio Again
Congratulations Abraham!

2nd Place Winner from Louisiana

Jackson Joshua Howard

receiving a $ 4,000.00 scholarship and medallion
3rd Place Winner from Florida

Conrad Frederick Hellwede IV

receiving a $ 2,000.00 scholarship and medallion

The National Society of the Sons of the American Revolution (SAR) invites all high school students (9th through 12th grades) interested in the American Revolution to participate in the Joseph S. Rumbaugh Historical Oration Contest. The contest is open to all students attending public, parochial, private or home school students in that same grade range. The preliminary rounds of the contest begin at the local level, students may potentially advance to the state or national levels where scholarships and cash prizes are awarded.

Each student’s five-to-six-minute speech (and accompanying manuscript) will be judged based upon its composition, delivery, significance, and historical accuracy and relevance. Three cash/scholarship awards are given: the National First Place Winner receives $6,000; the 2nd Place Runner-up receives $4,000; and the 3rd Place Runner-up receives $2,000 cash prize. Each also receives an Olympic-sized medal. All other finalists (4th through 6th Place runners-up) are awarded $500 and all other national contestants are awarded $200. An informational flyer and the contest forms can be found on the NSSAR website. Please be aware that the local and state application deadline dates may vary, so interested applicants should reach out to their local SAR chapter for further details.

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